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The Masturbating bear's second cousin?
September 10, 2003 1:53 PM   Subscribe

Bear prowls Montana neighborhood. Climbs tree. Animal Control. Tranquilizers. Trampoline. Hilarity ensues . . .
posted by cinderful (33 comments total)

 
i have watched it 46 times already. poor smokey.
posted by lsd4all at 1:58 PM on September 10, 2003


Aww - dude landed on his head anyway.
posted by ChuqD at 2:01 PM on September 10, 2003


Somehow this clip should have had a Monster-Truck style voiceover saying "aaaand he's OK folks!"
posted by aramaic at 2:03 PM on September 10, 2003


Um, was this real? That last shot of a man carrying the "bear" can't be real as that bear would weigh hundreds of pounds.
posted by orange swan at 2:07 PM on September 10, 2003


I know I shouldn't laugh, but... I keep hearing a *boooiiiinnng* sound in my head when it hits the trampoline and a *thud* when it hits the ground.

Silly old bear. At least he's OK.
posted by RylandDotNet at 2:10 PM on September 10, 2003


orange swan: it sure looked real to me. And the bear wasn't that big - maybe 100 lbs or so, if that. He wasn't as big as the guy carrying him, or so it appeared to me.
posted by RylandDotNet at 2:12 PM on September 10, 2003


9.8
posted by Witty at 2:13 PM on September 10, 2003


I don't understand how anyone could think that was a good idea. -- err.... the trampoline, that is.
posted by eau at 2:15 PM on September 10, 2003


Groggy bear falls and flops? That wouldn't happen to be a Chicago Bear, would it?
posted by Jos Bleau at 2:17 PM on September 10, 2003


They said he was fine, but I'll bet that some animal control guy has a new rug in front of his fireplace.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:17 PM on September 10, 2003


Ah. So that's what a bear market looks like... or wuzzat a bull market? Which one is the one that goes down and then up and then down?
posted by ZachsMind at 2:21 PM on September 10, 2003


John K. was right. Ranger Smith is evil.
posted by wendell at 2:23 PM on September 10, 2003


It's not so bad: that's how my folks used to get me out of the tree when I was a kid. Except they just threw rocks at me instead of using a tranquilizer. And there was no trampoline. And it wasn't my folks, exactly -- just some neighborhood kids.

Good times -- good times.
posted by coelecanth at 2:23 PM on September 10, 2003


He's not a fully grown black bear, obviously.

females max weight: ~155
fully grown males weight: ~285
posted by cinderful at 2:32 PM on September 10, 2003


"Officials said the bear is fine and will be released into the wild in the morning."

That's a lucky bear. These were unlucky bears.
posted by homunculus at 2:36 PM on September 10, 2003


So that's what a bear market looks like... or wuzzat a bull market? Which one is the one that goes down and then up and then down?

A bear market goes from high to low, because a bear attacks by standing up and coming down on you. A bull tears their horns from low to high. High to low to mid high to way low... I dunno, hari kari?
posted by dness2 at 2:42 PM on September 10, 2003


I think he's been watchin' too many Disney cartoons...


bouncing here and there and everywheeeere...
posted by zekinskia at 3:14 PM on September 10, 2003


Lucky the bear wasn't bigger, or it could have been grizzly.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:19 PM on September 10, 2003


Great post. What would have made it perfect?

[via BoingBoing]
.

it wasn't, btw, but that would have made it perfect
posted by m@ at 3:23 PM on September 10, 2003


Sad bear story.
posted by RylandDotNet at 3:23 PM on September 10, 2003


who's the rocket scientist who decided to use a trampoline?

an off duty Lockheed Martin engineer?
posted by shadow45 at 3:55 PM on September 10, 2003


I'm glad the bear is OK. I thought the landing on his head couldn't be good. He'll have some story to tell his bear buddies in the woods about his trip into town.
posted by birdherder at 4:41 PM on September 10, 2003


Bouncing Bear Reloaded
non-keanu redux version with soundtrack. enjoy
made by me for metafilter.
posted by lsd4all at 4:44 PM on September 10, 2003


9.7

because the Russian Judges are always biased.
posted by KnitWit at 5:19 PM on September 10, 2003


Sorry, lsd4all, all I got was an audio track on Quicktime. Did I do something wrong?
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:06 PM on September 10, 2003


And the bear wasn't that big - maybe 100 lbs or so,

Actually, the bear weighed about 520 lbs. We here in Montana are just a whole lot stronger than the rest of you.

(Didn't anybody read the article? It says right there that the bear weighed about 150 lbs.)
posted by Wulfgar! at 6:19 PM on September 10, 2003


I'm sure all of you anti-trampoline folks would have just been ecstatic if they just let the bear hit the ground.
posted by botono9 at 6:40 PM on September 10, 2003


joey -
i encoded the movie on windows using an mp3 codec for the audio and an MS-mpeg4 v1 codec for the video. sorry about the incompatiablites.
posted by lsd4all at 6:58 PM on September 10, 2003


Yeah, sometimes we get a bit desperate for entertainment here in The Big Sky State...

Yeah, I know - we're officially "The Treasure State," but trust me: Our sky IS bigger than yours.

Yes, even yours, Texas.
posted by davidmsc at 7:06 PM on September 10, 2003


Joey, try VLC if you must see lds4all's work.
posted by ursus_comiter at 7:33 PM on September 10, 2003


Actually, the bear weighed about 520 lbs. We here in Montana are just a whole lot stronger than the rest of you.

He he. I love this story - I lived in Missoula for awhile (some years ago), and was back for a visit just this summer. Bears seem kinda exotic (here in NYC), but they were always wandering into the outskirts of Missoula. Black bears really aren't even that big.

One of the best parts of Missoula is that it is the home of the Big Sky Brewery. Maker of the infamous Moose Drool Ale. Yummy.
posted by MidasMulligan at 7:57 PM on September 10, 2003


"The world record weight for an American black bear is 880 pounds. This was the recorded weight of a 10.75 year-old male bear shot in North Carolina in November 1998."

Must have been feeding on golfers to get that big.....
posted by dglynn at 8:23 PM on September 10, 2003


lsd4all - Finally got it loaded. Heh. Nice!
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:12 AM on September 11, 2003


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